Future leaders of the food industry visited our World Headquarters in Buffalo, NY to take a behind-the-scenes look at our research and development operations. Sixteen students from the Culinary Institute of America joined our food science and culinary teams for an interactive day of learning, including a tour of our R&D lab, presentations from our team and a hands-on product training.
“We got to watch chefs use advanced equipment and make a product in the test kitchen,” remarked one of the CIA students, Adam Giordano. “The biggest thing was seeing how they test their idea, how it goes from ‘Plan A’ to finished product.”
At the end of their visit, Chef Jake Brach, Rich’s Culinarian and Product Trainer, tasked the students with creating their own pizzas using our Ready-to-Stretch Dough. “The students were engaged, professional and asked thoughtful questions about product development,” noted Rich’s R&D Manager, Leah Schatzline. “It was a great opportunity for Rich’s to support a program that is positively impacting the food industry.”